African Student Council hosts ball, surges back to active organization

May 14, 2024 (Volume 47, Number 18)

The African Student Council hosted the African Ball in late April, transforming the Kirkhof Center's Grand River Room into a vibrant tapestry of African culture and heritage for nearly 300 campus and community members.

Adeline Borti, assistant professor of English education, said the event served as a testament to the council's resurgence. Two years ago, ASC had three student officers, seven active members and was on the verge of disbanding. 

Borti, ASC faculty advisor, said the success of the ball did not happen by chance, rather the culmination of hard work and dedication by the 12-member executive board. ASC now lists 124 members. Throughout the academic year, ASC hosted educational events focused on inclusivity and building community.

"The influx of new members following the ball reflected a growing recognition of ASC as a beacon of cultural enrichment and community engagement," Borti said. "Moreover, the success of the ball garnered attention and support from university administration, further validating ASC's importance within the campus community." 

 

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This article was last edited on May 13, 2024 at 9:43 a.m.

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